International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 239–274 | Cite as

A primate survey in northern Bolivia, with special reference to Goeldi’s monkey,Callimico goeldii

  • A. Christen
  • T. Geissmann


We conducted a 5-month survey on primates, with special attention to Goeldi’s monkey (Callimico goeldii),in the rainforest of northwestern Bolivia. Goeldi’s monkey is one of the least documented of all South American primates, and very little is known about its distribution. We report observations on distribution, abundance, and habitat of Callimico goeldiiand other primates, incidental sightings of other mammals, and preliminary behavioral observations on Callimicoand on two associated callitrichid monkey species: Saguinus fuscicollisand S. labiatus.We found a locality that appears to be particularly suitable for detailed field observations on Callimico on the north bank of the lower Río Tahuamanu.

Key words

Callimico goeldii distribution vocalization polyspecific association Saguinus conservation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Christen
    • 1
  • T. Geissmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Anthropological InstituteUniversity Zürich-IrchelZürichSwitzerland

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